Crock Pot Beef Bourguignon reduces the amount of time spent in the kitchen, but does not take short cuts with flavor. Beef, bacon, mushrooms, carrots and onions are slow-cooked to perfection in a rich red wine sauce.
I have grandiose dreams of a Christmas Eve where everyone arrives to our house beckoning with enticing smells of the dinner to come. Holiday music plays softly in the background and joyful banter and laughter ensues. After a delicious dinner, we retire to the living room where we sing carols around the Christmas tree, sipping a glass of wine or hot cocoa. Everyone leaves cheery and ready for more celebration the next day. Very shortly thereafter, I slip into into my cozy bed, tired, but appreciative of how blessed I am.
I am definitely not cleaning up the kitchen for hours on end and then furiously wrapping presents, all the while watching the clock because time’s a wasting. Nope. This is not how the evening ends. 🙂
This year I plan to shorten the distance between my dream and reality with a recipe befitting the occasion…Crock Pot Beef Bourguignon. It’s a Julia Child specialty, so you know it’s good. And, although I’m not sure how Julia would feel about cooking it all day in a slow cooker, I’m sure she would appreciate the reasoning behind this method…more time with family and friends.
A critical ingredient in Crock Pot Beef Bourguignon is good red wine and I am thrilled to be able to showcase a Gallo Family Vineyard wine in this recipe.
I never cook with anything I wouldn’t drink, so I always have a bottle of red and white wine on the shelf. Gallo Family Vineyards offers 16 wines year-round, so it’s easy find the perfect one.
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- 6 slices of bacon, cut into 1 inch pieces
- 2-3 pounds beef shoulder roast cut into 2 inch cubes
- 1 medium onion, sliced
- 3 carrots, cut into 1 inch pieces
- 1 pound of mushrooms, quartered
- 1 cup of broth (chicken, beef or vegetable)
- ½ teaspoon dried thyme
- ½ teaspoon salt
- ¼ teaspoon pepper
- 1 Tablespoon tomato paste
- 1 cup of Gallo Family Vineyards red wine (such as Pinot Noir, Merlot or Hearty Burgundy)
- 3 garlic cloves, minced
- 1 bay leaf
- 3 Tablespoons flour
- ⅓ cup cold water
- Cook bacon over medium-high heat until crispy.
- Remove bacon to a paper towel-lined plate to drain, leaving excess grease in the pan.
- Blot meat dry with a paper towel and then transfer it (in batches) to the pan with bacon grease
- Sear beef cubes for 1 to 3 minutes on each side over medium-heat.
- As beef cubes are done, transfer them to a crock pot.
- Add bacon, onions, carrots and mushrooms to the crock pot.
- Pour broth over the beef and vegetables.
- Sprinkle thyme, salt and pepper over the beef and vegetables.
- Stir tomato paste, wine and garlic together in a small bowl and then pour over beef and vegetables.
- Tuck bay leaf into the crock pot.
- Cook 4-5 hours on high or 6-8 hours on low.
- About 30 minutes before serving time, stir together flour and cold water.
- Add flour mixture to the crock pot and stir into beef and vegetables.
- Remove bay leaf and enjoy.
Be sure to check out all the other recipes created by #SundaySupper contributors featuring Gallo Family Vineyards wines. They are sure to make your holiday memorable!
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- Fettuccine with Italian Sausage and Mascarpone by The Foodie Army Wife
- Family Fondue by kimchi MOM
- Lemon White Wine Green Beans & Mushrooms by Cupcakes & Kale Chips
- Linguine with Spicy Red Clam Sauce by Supper for a Steal
- Baked Stuffed Pork Chops with Moscato Gravy by Webicurean
- Moscato Orange Chicken with Olives by The Not So Cheesy Kitchen
- Moscato Stone Crab Scampi by Family Foodie
- Mushroom Risotto by The Messy Baker
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- Red Wine Risotto by Shockingly Delicious
- Short Ribs With Pasta by Magnolia Days
- Pomegranate White Wine Panna Cotta by Hezzi-D’s Books and Cooks
- Fudgy Red Wine Brownies by That Skinny Chick Can Bake
- Red Wine Chocolate Cake by Alida’s Kitchen
- Red Wine Velvet Cake by The Girl In The Little Red Kitchen
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